If You Dream Big Things Only for Yourself, Your Dreaming Is Too Small

We’ve often heard it said that the way to a better world is a better self, but the reverse is also true.

The way to a better self is through the making of a better world.

Personal development can’t be separated from sociological development or systems development.

That is, it’s not possible to become your best self unless you’re facing up to the challenge of trying to contribute to someone or something other than yourself.

Don’t confuse this with a high-sounding message about how you have a moral duty to make the world a better place.

Read it selfishly: Generosity isn’t the opposite of personal ambition. It’s the optimization of personal ambition.

The need to only think about yourself arises from a scarcity mindset that closes you off to your own possibilities for abundance.

If you want the best possible life for yourself, you’re likely to grow more and gain more when you look for excuses to improve the people and places around you.

If you only think about yourself, you’re not selfish enough.

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T.K. Coleman

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TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.

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